It's not exactly a new word, but when's the last time you heard it – "snooker"?
According to Merriam-Webster, it means "to dupe."
NAACP "snookered" – On Wednesday, the president of the NAACP said his organization had been snookered into thinking that ex-U.S. Department of Agriculture worker Shirley Sherrod had made racist remarks at a NAACP dinner in March. In a headline-dominating drama that began Tuesday morning and continued Wednesday, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said he regretted first-blush criticism of Sherrod.
Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart was the first to post a video clip of Sherrod over the weekend, which Fox then picked up. CNN devoted all day and night Tuesday on the developing story, which has sparked reaction everywhere. The Dallas Morning News is mad about the whole thing. And so are Facebookers who created a page called "Give Shirley Sherrod Her Job Back Now!" Thing is, she might not want it.
Bad photoshop, bad! – BP admitted to altering an image of the company's oil spill control center. A staff photographer manipulated pictures of engineers looking at three blank screens at the control center, making the screens appear as if they were displaying underwater shots, to "enhance the quality of the photo," BP said. The photographer had no intention of misleading anyone, the company stressed. Tweets abounded about what seemed like a poor paste job. Let's hope BP has better command of stopping the oil spill than it does with Photoshop.
"Jersey Shore" connection? – Oh, this transition could not have been more convenient for Web Pulse. "Snooki'" and the spray-tanned gang from the MTV show "Jersey Shore" will be back for season three, the network said. Jenni "J-Woww" Farley told Steppin' Out magazine that the rumblings of a strike were "very untrue." Reports had been circulating that kids were angling for $30,000 per episode.